Culturally Diverse Picture Books

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Windows and mirrors allow children to see themselves represented and look into the lives of others who are different. These books are aimed at children aged 0-8.

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Faizah knows the first day of school is going to be special. It's the start of a brand new year and, best of all, it's her older sister Asiya's first day of hijab.

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Faizah knows the first day of school is going to be special. It's the start of a brand new year and, best of all, it's her older sister Asiya's first day of hijab.

Grandma's hijab clasps under her chin. Auntie pins hers up with a whimsical brooch. Jenna puts a sun hat over hers when she hikes. Iman wears a sports hijab for tae kwon do. As a young girl observes the women in her life and how each covers her hair a different way, she dreams of the possibilities in her own future and how she might express her personality through her hijab.

Availability: Under my hijab / by Hena Khan ; illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel.

Grandma's hijab clasps under her chin. Auntie pins hers up with a whimsical brooch. Jenna puts a sun hat over hers when she hikes. Iman wears a sports hijab for tae kwon do. As a young girl observes the women in her life and how each covers her hair a different way, she dreams of the possibilities in her own future and how she might express her personality through her hijab.

Availability: Mustafa / Marie-Louise Gay.

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A celebration of natural hair, from afros to cornrows and everything in between, My Hair is Beautiful is a joyful baby board book with a powerful message of self-love. Governor General's Award-nominated author Shauntay Grant brings her unique spoken-word style to this fun read-aloud, featuring minimalist text and vibrant photos of toddlers sporting fresh dos.

Availability: My hair is beautiful / Shauntay Grant.

A celebration of natural hair, from afros to cornrows and everything in between, My Hair is Beautiful is a joyful baby board book with a powerful message of self-love. Governor General's Award-nominated author Shauntay Grant brings her unique spoken-word style to this fun read-aloud, featuring minimalist text and vibrant photos of toddlers sporting fresh dos.

Availability: Come Back to Earth, Esther! / words and art by Josée Bisaillon.

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Math GeniusTrade BooksHidden FiguresAward Winning BooksSpace Race

Availability: Counting on Katherine / Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk.

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Availability: Hair love / Matthew A. Cherry ; illustrations by Vashti Harrison.

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Board Books For BabiesNew ParentsHow To Introduce YourselfChildrens BooksSinging

Availability: We sang you home / Richard Van Camp ; illustrated by Julie Flett.

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La LocheOrder Of CanadaBreakfast TimeBook Lists

Availability: Bear for breakfast / Robert Munsch ; illustrated by Jay Odjick.

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Nadeem, a child laborer in Pakistan who yearns to go to school, helps lead the kids of his rug factory to freedom after bonded labor is abolished.

Availability: The carpet boy's gift / Pegi Dietz Shea ; illustrated by Leane Morin.

Nadeem, a child laborer in Pakistan who yearns to go to school, helps lead the kids of his rug factory to freedom after bonded labor is abolished.

Being a regular old human is kind of a drag. That's why Sal is not going to be a teacher or doctor or lawyer when she grows up. She is going to grow up to be an awesome Tyrannosaurus Rex.
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Availability: How to be a T. Rex / Ryan North ; illustrated by Mike Lowery.

Being a regular old human is kind of a drag. That's why Sal is not going to be a teacher or doctor or lawyer when she grows up. She is going to grow up to be an awesome Tyrannosaurus Rex.

It’s time for the Indian festival of Raksha Bandhan, the celebration of the special lifelong relationship shared by brothers and sisters everywhere.

Availability: Thread of love / written by Kabir Sehgal & Surishtha Sehgal ; illustrated by Zara Gonzalez Hoang.

It’s time for the Indian festival of Raksha Bandhan, the celebration of the special lifelong relationship shared by brothers and sisters everywhere.

In 1994, Yuyi Morales left her home in Xalapa, Mexico and came to the US with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn't come empty-handed.
The DreamersThird GradeGood BooksMy BooksCreate This Book

Availability: Dreamers / Yuyi Morales.

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When young Arlo accidentally drops a book on the Mayor’s head, the Mayor decides books are dangerous and destroys all the books in town!
Barefoot BooksBook TreeHow To Start ConversationsAlphabet Book

Availability: The book tree / written by Paul Czajak ; illustrated by Rashin Kheiriyeh.

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When Lin Lin and her father immigrate to Canada from China, they bring with them one of their most treasured possessions - a traditional Chinese violin.
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Availability: The Chinese violin / text by Madeleine Thien ; illustrations by Joe Chang.

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